George Adam, Paisley’s Member of the Scottish Parliament, is leading the calls for Saints fans far and wide to make St Mirren’s first home game of the season against Inverness on Saturday 4th August a sell out.
George commented saying, “Let’s start the season the way we mean to continue. There is nothing better than sitting in a full stadium cheering on your local team. There are calls nationwide for supporters to get behind their club and make their first homes games sell outs. Not only will this create a cracking atmosphere, but give the club a much needed cash injection after a summer break.
‘We had a great season last year, we played some of the best football I’ve seen in years, owing much to Danny’s attacking style and players like Paul McGowan and Kenny McLean adding some flair to the midfield. I hope this continues this year and hope as many people as possible get along to St Mirren Park to support the team and enjoy the style of play.
George also welcomed today’s news that The Scottish Government is renewing its sponsorship of this year’s Scottish Communities League Cup – with part of the funding coming from the Cashback for Communities scheme.
Speaking on the announcement, George said, “It is great to see The Scottish Government supporting Scottish football once again with £1.7millon sponsorship of the Scottish Communities League Cup, £500,000 coming from the Cashback for Communities programme.
‘Cashback for Communities has already provided more than £12.5 million for football in Scotland and this extra money today is a clear sign of how highly The Scottish Government value the community work football clubs do.
‘The sponsorship funding will go towards getting more young people involved in sport and helping football league clubs become community sports hubs. We already have very successful sports hubs in Paisley and the work being done by St Mirren through the Street Stuff programme is testament to what can be done if we invest in our youth. “